BILOXI, MS (WAFB) - Officials with the Biloxi Police Department have responded to the allegation made by rapper, Lil' Boosie, that an officer stole his jewelry, which is allegedly valued at $1 million.
According to our sister station, WLOX, Lt. Chris De Back of Biloxi PD says the jewelry, along with other personal items, is in "safe keeping."
Boosie, a former Baton Rouge resident, claims police in Mississippi stole a "million" in jewelry from him, according to a video he posted on Facebook.
"We put pressure on them. We send all kind of lawyers to Biloxi. We talk to everybody in the city. Come to find out, my jewelry has been found. After three days of nobody knows where my jewelry at, it has been found," Boosie said in a video released Wednesday, April 12. "Corruption. They knew they couldn't take my jewelry and sell it and get away with it, so now my jewelry has been found."
Several days ago, a video surfaced showing Lil' Boosie, whose real name is Torence Hatch, getting pepper-sprayed at the Edgewater Mall in Biloxi by a loss prevention officer. On Tuesday, he posted a video on social media giving his account of the incident.
Sometime after the loss prevention officer sprayed the group, a fight broke out, and the guard and a Biloxi Police officer were attacked by several men. The suspects fled the scene in a white Mercedes bus. That bus was eventually pulled over on Irish Hill Dr.
In a second video, also posted on Facebook and Instgram, Hatch alleges that the officer took his "jewelry bag," which contained valuables worth $1 million.
"The cops are trying to steal a million dollars worth of jewelry," he said.
Officials confirm that five people believed to be associated with Lil' Boosie were arrested after the incident at the mall.